Flight parents guide


Overall C-

A pilot (Denzel Washington) becomes an overnight hero when he miraculously lands an ailing airplane and saves the lives of everyone onboard. But fame turns on him just as fast when the accident's investigation uncovers some unexpected information.

Release date November 2, 2012

Violence C+
Sexual Content D+
Profanity D
Substance Use D

Why is Flight rated R? The MPAA rated Flight R for drug and alcohol abuse, language, sexuality/nudity and an intense action sequence.

Run Time: 139 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Flight rated R? Flight is rated R by the MPAA for drug and alcohol abuse, language, sexuality/nudity and an intense action sequence.

Violence: A plane crash is shown in somewhat explicit detail, including a flight attendant who getting her foot caught in an overhead bin, hits her head, loses consciousness and is tossed around the cabin. Later people, both dead and alive, are seen with bloody injuries. Earlier a plane flies through intense turbulence causing a passenger to vomit and others to become very concerned. A woman’s landlord makes sexual suggestions toward her after he enters her apartment looking for overdue rent. Later her landlord threatens her with a baseball bat until aanother man appears and punches the landlord. Injured patients are seen in a hospital setting. Frequent verbal altercations occur.

Sexual Content: An unmarried man and woman are seen waking up in bed together, the woman gets up and while completely naked wanders about the room until eventually getting dressed. A man’s buttocks are exposed in his hospital gown. Men are seen naked from the rear during a scene that appears to be on the movie set of a pornography production. An unmarried couple live together. A man is provided with a stack of pornographic magazines from a friend and a comment alluding to masturbation is made.

Language: Dozens of sexual expletives, scatological terms, crude anatomical terms, religious expletives and derogatory names are heard throughout the film.

Alcohol/Drug Use: Alcohol use is depicted throughout the film, mainly by a character that denies he is an alcoholic. This same character and two other others are seen snorting cocaine. A woman prepares a needle and injects heroin. Addiction recovery meetings are shown, and one character begins the recovery process. Another character eventually admits to being an alcoholic. A secondary character with cancer gathers with others to smokes tobacco in a hospital stairwell; when a person provides him with a full pack of cigarettes he says he will pass them out in the cancer ward. Cigarette smoking is depicted in other scenes. While negative consequences for substance abuse are included, some scenes are shown in a somewhat comedic light, and other scenes may unintentionally encourage abuse.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Coarse Language, Drug Use.
Alberta 18A Substance Abuse.
Manitoba 18A Coarse Language, Substance/Alcohol Abuse.
Ontario 18A Coarse Language, Nudity, Substance Abuse.
Quebec 13+
Martimes 14A
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Cast and Crew

Flight is directed by Robert Zemeckis and stars Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Don Cheadle, Kelly Reilly.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Flight movie is February 4, 2013. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Flight

Release Date: 5 February 2013

Flight release to home video in either Blu-ray or DVD.

Flight on Blu-ray includes:

- Feature film in high definition

- Origins of Flight

- The Making of Flight

- Anatomy of a Plane Crash

- Q&A Highlights

Flighton DVD offers:

- Feature film in standard definition

Related home video titles:

Other movies depicting terrifying air travel rides include Flightplan (where a mother loses her daughter onboard the aircraft) and Flight of the Phoenix (when a crash in the dessert necessitates teamwork to rebuild the plane).